Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3 maj 2021
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Wind turbines have emergency exits, but they might not be for the reason you think. • Thanks to Octopus Energy: octopus.energy/octopus-fan-club/ (This video isn't sponsored, but obviously they did let me go up their wind turbine.)
Drone camera: Tom Francone
Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)
Thanks very much to all the team at Octopus Energy and EWT!
Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/
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  • I couldn't find a way to fit this into the video, but rather wonderfully, this turbine is called Octopus Energy's "#1 Fan". Thanks to all the team there, and the rope access team at EWT. This wasn't sponsored, and Octopus had no control over the final video, but obviously they did let me go up their conveniently-branded wind turbine in an effort to boost their brand. (If any other companies would like to show me around their conveniently-branded spectacular facilities, they should definitely get in touch...!)

    Tom ScottTom Scott6 dni temu
    • Hi, can we expect more videos on wind turbines and how they work and how they are operated? This is very interesting! :)

      SadSad19 godzin temu
    • hdd

      BENTIK soibamBENTIK soibam20 godzin temu
    • Could have just made the video longer. Brilliant idea

      It's Ok To Be WhiteIt's Ok To Be WhiteDzień temu
    • I guess its safe to say, You have the best job in the world xD

      pedro andradepedro andradeDzień temu
    • It is crazy..

  • Never in a million life times will I ever do that. Decend or climb a wind turbine

    juicy orangejuicy orange6 minut temu
  • no no no no no no

    EMCEMC10 minut temu
  • 😄 ..𝑺𝒐 𝒘𝒆'𝒓𝒆 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒊𝒈𝒏𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇𝒊𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒌 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈?.. 4:51

    Lucian MAFIALucian MAFIA16 minut temu
  • Is this because of those two people who died from a fire on one?

    Anthony ElwickAnthony Elwick47 minut temu
  • Awww. You didn’t show my favorite part. The thousands and thousands of birds killed each year by wind turbines.

    Nathan HatfieldNathan HatfieldGodzinę temu
  • Has a government funded wind turbine ever paid for itself?

    Austin DenotterAustin DenotterGodzinę temu
  • Wow! I felt the pain in my legs!

    Raul RojasRaul RojasGodzinę temu
  • They're 140 meters or 450 feet in America.

    Hey DudeHey DudeGodzinę temu
  • Does this count as rapelling down a building? (even if it isn't a building)

    RockBoyRockBoyGodzinę temu
  • Imagine regaining consciousness halfway down..

    jbraun23jbraun232 godzin temu
  • Me: theres a fire and I need to get to the emergency exit! The emergency exit: *just climb that 60 foot ladder over there*

    SazzySazzy2 godzin temu
  • Bravo! A Tom Scott video I actually liked! Idk what it is about you, bro. You seem like an awesome guy, and I'm sure we'd get along, I just feel like I'm watching the news or something when you're videos come one.

    HelladamnleetHelladamnleet2 godzin temu
  • wow. props for 4:15..... all i can say is never in a million years

    VelfeedaVelfeeda2 godzin temu
  • I climbed a radio tower same fall arrest except it wasn't such a nice clean ladder

    thetommantomthetommantom2 godzin temu
  • Sad thing about this is a lot of people will just never realise just how imppossibly hard it is to just step off the top of that and absail down. Respect!!

    Regdu GehtRegdu Geht2 godzin temu
  • TIL these things have insides

    BaronVonBorkBaronVonBork3 godzin temu
    • I’d love a job like that, so cool!

      Regdu GehtRegdu Geht2 godzin temu
  • Why Nuclear power plant is so much better worked on the USS Enterprise in the 90s and not Star Trek.

    Bryan DukeBryan Duke3 godzin temu
  • Tom Scott, known for having big balls of steel!

    pimpshizapimpshiza3 godzin temu
  • Rapping off the east ledges of El Caption has a much better view in my opinion.

    Anthony MoserAnthony Moser3 godzin temu
  • I'm not afraid of heights but that.... That scares me

    Rex 81-12Rex 81-123 godzin temu
  • I could never... Nope.

    B KingskiB Kingski4 godzin temu
  • Didn't fancy doing the full John Noakes?

    Daryl BainesDaryl Baines4 godzin temu
  • Wow, I don't know if I could have had the nerves to just walk backwards off of a turbine like that! Good job!

    Braeburn HilliardBraeburn Hilliard4 godzin temu
  • From my experience repelling, it’s terrifying to transition when the wall is 15 feet tall. I can’t imagine trying to transition on top of a turbine

    Callisto MusicCallisto Music4 godzin temu
  • I am so jealous!

    lufcwlslufcwls5 godzin temu
  • Brilliant watch that! Would love to do this as my job!

    REBUGREBUG5 godzin temu
  • In the zombie apocalypse a wind turbine is a decent place to hide

    JodigoJodigo5 godzin temu
  • Ruin your day if you miss calculated the rope Length.

    Angry GnomeAngry Gnome5 godzin temu
  • This was great. I would do that in a second, no doubt.

    Charlie FoxCharlie Fox5 godzin temu
  • What if it's on fire?

    Apex 223Apex 2236 godzin temu
  • Amazing

    Ryan50RyanRyan50Ryan6 godzin temu
  • I’d love a job like that, so cool!

    cwuziicwuzii6 godzin temu
  • Tom Scott or.... Tony Greenberg

    Truth SeekerTruth Seeker6 godzin temu
  • Lmfao nope.

    RustaceanRustacean6 godzin temu
  • I'd honestly rather glide down on the emergency exit instead of using the ladder.

    Loogi BalloogiLoogi Balloogi7 godzin temu
  • For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) There is nothing more important then getting right with the Creator, Jesus Christ. Those that refuse to come before him and repent with godly sorrow for sinning against him will stand before him in judgment and be cast into the lake of fire. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Heb 9:27) And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15)

    John McDonaldJohn McDonald7 godzin temu
  • I wonder if they coached Tom to focus on the protection two ropes offered?

    Ivor O'ConnorIvor O'Connor7 godzin temu
  • I understand the wind is blowing strong enough to power wind turbines virtually anywhere as long as the base is 150 meters up. That's 3x higher than this turbine. Also at that height they on average can produce 20 times the power that one produces. Not 3x the power. Unfortunately these mega structures need an Elon Musk to push them through.

    Ivor O'ConnorIvor O'Connor7 godzin temu
  • last year i climbed to the top of a 80 metre radio tower. i had no fall arrest system, no ropes, no failsafe. it was very stupid i know but it was a very nice view at the top.

    Team BjörksLardenTeam BjörksLarden8 godzin temu
  • this looks SO. DAMN. FUN.

    bluishjulesbluishjules8 godzin temu
  • Hey look, it’s a ten year old rock climbing

    DaurakDaurak8 godzin temu
  • was the cameraman floating in the last part? who was filming??

    ChaR F0xChaR F0x8 godzin temu
  • it's not going to work if it's too windy and the engines are over heating and you'd be blown everywhere if you even tried the fan blade would cut your rope immediately or send your flying or repeatedly hitting the ground over and over.

    Euclidean PlaneEuclidean Plane8 godzin temu
  • In case you wonder if there's any form of slow motion bungee jumping well... there is

    Mircea020Mircea0209 godzin temu
  • There were a bunch of motors inside once you got to the top, presumably they let the turbine pivot to face whichever direction the wind is coming from? I never thought about if they turn before.

    Sam ButlerSam Butler9 godzin temu
  • Cool seeing this as it is on my bucket list. Fingers crossed I be able to do so. Who knows. 😊

    revise hellenologophobicrevise hellenologophobic10 godzin temu
  • Octopuses love wind turbines

    Alpha to ZuluAlpha to Zulu10 godzin temu
  • It remids me of Portal's 2 Wheatly quote: "Do not look down, do not look down, do not look down.. ahhh! I lookd down!"

    Michał KrzyżanowskiMichał Krzyżanowski10 godzin temu
  • One word. NOPE

    CommanderDangerCommanderDanger10 godzin temu
  • Well...that' just a whole lot of NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE!!! And now, excuse me, I have to go lay down, on the ground...

    Ruth BeatyRuth Beaty10 godzin temu
  • You'll feel better to know the breaking strength of a 1/2 inch Blue Water rope is 7,500 - 10,000 lbs and you had two of those attached to you - By all accounts the rope will break you long before you'll break it (which is also why its so important to manage a falls distance on ropes) after folks hear how insanely strong their equipment is, its actually easier to relax a bit and trust in it.

    Sp1der44Sp1der4410 godzin temu
  • Wind turbines will never be carbon neutral

    beefboi1997beefboi199710 godzin temu
  • Why does the green exit sign have a guy running to a door?

    badreality2badreality211 godzin temu
  • 3:15 the heck is this weird jump on resq box ?

    ОлегОлег11 godzin temu
  • Him : oh look at that view Me : ima just take the ladder

    Fallout WarsFallout Wars11 godzin temu
  • My dude had to keep reminding himself he's got two wires I feel you I wouldn't do it with three 😂

    Black Opal FarmBlack Opal Farm11 godzin temu
  • Sad thing about this is a lot of people will just never realise just how imppossibly hard it is to just step off the top of that and absail down. Respect!!

    yuitr loingyuitr loing11 godzin temu
  • I think I speak for a lot of people when I say “F**K THAT!” 😲 You wouldn’t even get me up there, nevermind down the outside!!

    Alan Broadhurst-HallAlan Broadhurst-Hall11 godzin temu
    • I really appreciate the googly eyes on the hat.

      yuitr loingyuitr loing11 godzin temu
  • tom should run for parliament again

    bear watches vidsbear watches vids11 godzin temu
  • My hands are looking sweat and my feet are tingling just watching.

    BeanbagTheMeanbagBeanbagTheMeanbag11 godzin temu
  • I'm terrified of being super high up even watching this makes me tingly. 😂backing off the ledge is a no for me. Very brave people

    jessicajessica11 godzin temu
  • Nope. No. No. Uh uh. Nope.

    Robert LawsonRobert Lawson12 godzin temu
  • Huh brain kinda had a moment processing that the selfie stick is edited out.

    zeeheadedzeeheaded12 godzin temu
  • What happens when you gotta use the bathroom? You fling it as far as you can?

    DavidDavid12 godzin temu
  • Some guy with a wind turbine: [watches tom scott videos] Bet that guy would like to go in my wind turbine

    Anime Profile PictureAnime Profile Picture12 godzin temu
  • I like the helmet with the eyes :)

    Joep SarisJoep Saris12 godzin temu
  • Have seen plenty of BASE jumping videos off wind turbines that deserve at least this many views! That’s the mans way of getting down! 😁

    Daniel JDaniel J12 godzin temu
  • God 4:25 made me feel sick to my stomach with vertigo

    Please don't feed the animalsPlease don't feed the animals12 godzin temu
  • wind turbines are stupid and inefficient means of energy.

    Jarrad JamesJarrad James12 godzin temu
  • I got dizzy and my hands started to sweat just by watching this 😶

    AndreiAndrei12 godzin temu
  • Any MrBallens fans scarred because of the the 20 year olds who got stuck at the top of one these because a fire engulfed it one tried running through and one decided to just jump..... neither survived

    Dale GribbleDale Gribble12 godzin temu
  • Empirically, he's wrong about how safe his job is...

    BasicBasic13 godzin temu
  • I think tom has two wires on him

    Josh SealeyJosh Sealey13 godzin temu
  • I really appreciate the googly eyes on the hat.

    Robert F. Jobin Jr.Robert F. Jobin Jr.13 godzin temu
  • I liked those googlie eyes on the helmet.

    PythoPytho13 godzin temu
  • How much does the blade guy make? Anybody know?

    Adam DennisAdam Dennis13 godzin temu
  • Green energy companies could make a lot of extra money selling tickets to thrill seekers.

    Matt RoszakMatt Roszak14 godzin temu
  • Should ofnshown the whole way down but ff it. I guess not....

    Jimmy JJimmy J14 godzin temu
  • Last time I got an email from an energy company it was a bill...

    Phin JonesPhin Jones14 godzin temu
  • That is a BIG NOPE from me.

    Dl BDl B14 godzin temu
    • 😂

      RPG YTRPG YT14 godzin temu
  • As a fellow rope tech, I've scrutinized this video and can confirm that the techs are professional and nothing is out of the place. If that sounds like petty behaviour, then maybe consider that scrutinizing your team members is a vital part of the general safety culture needed for this type of work. I personally do echo his statement: "Personally this is safer than any other job that you can do." Well, maybe not all other jobs, but a hell of a lot of them, like driving a bus for instance. As a bit of a side note: Watching this, my girlfriend told me: "I can never do that." to which I said: "IKR! I also hate screw-gate karabiners!!"

    Riaan BurgerRiaan Burger14 godzin temu
  • Love that they got exit signs that point down while you're climbing

    Vincent KellyVincent Kelly14 godzin temu
  • Good thing Iam sitting on the toilet watching this.

    Fck GoogleFck Google14 godzin temu
  • Amazing! Lots of fun and green energy!

    Underground PianistUnderground Pianist15 godzin temu
  • I don't see how that would work in an emergency tho, seems like a rather long and complicated procedure especially if you need to evacuate multiple people.

    dannyU2gdannyU2g15 godzin temu
  • Wind turbines are garbage. Inefficient tools that pander to yuppies

    Juicy JJuicy J15 godzin temu
  • 2 wires and a pair of soiled pants

    Your AI OverlordsYour AI Overlords15 godzin temu
  • Never knew they had one

    Johnny FerrerJohnny Ferrer15 godzin temu
  • One large cup of NOPE please. Thank you, keep the change.

    BMW CHANNELBMW CHANNEL15 godzin temu
  • cool

    Horatio yenHoratio yen15 godzin temu
  • Similar thing when I tandem jumped. At one point you're inside the plane thinking, whoa, this is gonna be amazing. And then they open the doors. And you have to move. And then you have to throw yourself into gravitational oblivion. My head felt like it was in my guts.

    Hadley BrineHadley Brine16 godzin temu
  • Wind turbines are THE worst waste of money in the modern world. They don't work most of the time and if they do they don't produce enough energy to power a cell phone.

    Justin HerbutteJustin Herbutte16 godzin temu
  • They wanted to test the emergency system and there was no volunteers... till Tom came

    Anas salehAnas saleh16 godzin temu
  • 1:44 - glad to see the proper direction toward the exit!

    okazon69okazon6917 godzin temu
  • TL;DW: Military Rappelling Kids™️

    ElegatorElegator18 godzin temu
  • one screw to hold the arrestor together, so where is the backup for forgetting that? training manual. riiiiiiight

    ChristoChristo18 godzin temu
  • Gisslade vajdijon

    LolepikingLolepiking18 godzin temu
  • As someone who has done a little bit of canyoning, to go down, you only need one rope to be safe. (Assuming your not a compleat moron) Second, wouldn't you want to repell down. it's faster and definitely funner.

    DollunTheSavageDollunTheSavage19 godzin temu
  • This guy probbably has the best job in the world

    Arie ArieArie Arie19 godzin temu